Hebden Bridge – Masonic Hall – WOODEN WAND – Saturday 27th September 2014

WANDWASISTDAS webWas Ist Das? is slowly winding down in the gigs in advance of moving to America in 2015. This will most likely be the last touring gig we will do in Hebden Bridge so it has to be something special…..something like Wooden Wand!

Simply our favourite singer-songwriter of modern times. He’s been praised by everyone from Uncut to Pitchfork via the national newspapers and the likes of us. Like Neil Young, he reinvents his sound every album taking in folk, alt-country, rock n roll and so many moods but never lets up with the great lyrics and music.

Earlier this year he released the amazing “Farmers Corner” on Fire Records, from which this song is taken:

It’s going to be a special night, there’ll be a very limited live cassette on Was Ist Das? released for this tour but thats not all….

Was Ist Das? is collaborating with Hand-Drawn Monkey Brewery for a beer to commemorate Wooden Wand’s 2014 UK tour so we will be serving Bobby Extra Stout. Its a hoppy stout and 6.5% so enjoy responsibly and if you can’t then take advantage of the fact this is a last train friendly gig! If you’re wondering why it’s called “Bobby” then click play:

Oh, and did I mention the support? No, I didn’t…..perhaps I am not going to…..but don’t arrive late or you WILL regret it!

Tickets on sale now at http://wasistdas.bigcartel.com/

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St. Pölten, Austria – Sonnenpark – A BERRY FEAST 2014 – Friday 12th to Saturday 13th September 2014

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Very excited to tell you that Rauchwolken Im Himmel Vier is going to be happening at the A Berry Feast 2014 in St. Pölten, Austria. Alongside a killer line-up of live music is a chance to gaze into our spools of wonder. Tickets as well as tapes, downloads & posters from https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-berry-feast-2014-music-art-gathering

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Hebden Bridge – Trades Club – MOON DUO + WARM DIGITS + THE ORIELLES – Monday 1st September 2014

moon Our friends White Rabbit are hosting another evening of fine psychedelic rock and we’ll be DJing as a way of avoiding having to pay to get in. Also manning the music will be Red Tin Dave.

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Hebden Bridge – Trades Club – ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O. + GNOD – Saturday 23rd August 2014

AMT 2014 webIts a Saturday night, its a bank holiday and we have Acid Mothers Temple on and Gnod. What are you going to do?

AMT are coming back in the 5-piece line-up that sent the Trades spinning last year. Gnod are sneaking over with a one-off, stripped-down line-up to try something different.

Records will get played by Duende’s Cosmic Spacedog and local mischief maker De Nagy. Was Ist Das? Soundsystem might even DJ if enough of you stick around later.

We’ll be keeping it last train friendly but with special guest DJs afterwards for those who don’t have a train to catch.

Advance tickets £10 for non-members, £8 for members from the venue, Jumbo Records and online at we got tickets

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Hebden Bridge – Inkfolk – UK MUZZLERS + ABRASIVE PHEASANTS – Thursday 21st August 2014

UK Muzzlers webUK Muzzlers is a new name for an old collaboration between Neil Campbell (Vibracathedral Orchestra/Astral Social Club/A Band) and John Clyde-Evans aka Tirath Singh Nirmala (Hood/Ovid Corpse). Neil’s discography is big enough to crash your browser. He’s collaborated with High Wolf (as Iibiis Rooge), Ashtray Navigations, Richard Youngs, Sunroof, Campbell Kneale, Merzbow and many more. John is from Hebden Bridge and first came to prominence in the band Hood (Domino Recordings) before branching out into deeper waters with his solo output and regular collaborations with Neil under the Astral Social Club moniker. This gig will be their first show as a duo for quite a few years and they teasingly suggest this will be a punk rock set….

Abrasive Pheasants are a neo-krautrock combo with jazz-punk tendencies
from hebden bridge, comprising

dan keightley – drums, percussion
matt lupton-levy – keyboards
steve lacey – bass guitar, electronics
michael linden west – nst guitar, electronics

This show will be pay what you can afford but don’t bring your own booze as Inkfolk is fully licensed and serving some nice bottled beers and things.

As usual, we will keep the live music last train friendly, but music of the pre-recorded variety will last much longer. Was Ist Das? Soundystem will be playing between band sounds and then taking things later will be our favourite record spinning reprobates.

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Todmorden – Fundevogel – Tor Festival Breakfast Session – Sunday 27th July 2014

From 10am to 12.30pm at brand new Todmorden vegetarian cafe, I will be playing a laid-back breakfast session. You don’t need a Tor Festival ticket to come along. For directions, see here

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Todmorden – 3 Wise Monkeys – TOR FESTIVAL – Friday 25th July 2014

Tor-fest-poster webOur dear friends Tor Bookings are hosting a 3 day music festival and naturally I am helping out. I’m DJing on the sold-out Friday night show at 3 Wise Monkeys, I’m running the door on Saturday and doing a chill-out breakfast DJ set for the Sunday morning at Fundevogel, the new vegetarian cafe in Todmorden that opens this weekend.

So Friday night is going to be a crazy little basement session with live sets from BBBlood, Debbie Sharp & Electric Knife Boa Melody Band. Its sold out so dont come unless you already got a ticket but there will be tickets on the door on Saturday

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Huddersfield – HDM Beer Shop – Back Alley Action – Saturday 19th July 2014

HDM flyerWas Ist Das? Soundsystem spinning records in Huddersfield for the first time since 2nd August 2008.

The music: krautrock, psychedelic rock, rock n roll, soundtracks, Radiophonics, synths, psychedelic folk and if you are very good, maybe even a bit of drone.

The beer: HDM ales on draught and on keg plus a bottled beer menu from all around the world.

HDM Beer Shop is on Wood Street, Huddersfield and can barely be seen until you are right outside it.

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Hebden Bridge – Masonic Hall – KAWABATA MAKOTO + DANIEL WEAVER – Sunday 13th July 2014

makoto flyer webProud to announce we have finally gotten Acid Mothers Temple main man Kawabata Makoto to come do one of his intense, mind-bending solo shows in Hebden Bridge. The Speed Guru’s solo output is just as extensive as his Acid Mothers Temple discography but is more thoughtful, laid-back and experimental. Come sit down and bliss-out.

In support we have Daniel Weaver, formerly of the perfectly named Stock, Hausen and Walkman. A recent participant in the Delia Derbyshire Day tour for which he was commissioned to create original work, tonight he will be playing his home made instruments.

Tickets £10 on the door or just £8 in advance from https://wasistdas.bigcartel.com and advance tickets come with a free mix CD made especially for the event.

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